When I wrote the title to this blog post I hadn’t actually made my Sea Queen Mermaid Crown it was just a DIY project I wanted to try and the post was just sitting in my drafts as a reminder. I wouldn’t exactly say this turned out to be as magical and majestic as a Sea Queen Mermaid Crown but I’m going to roll with it, it sounds pretty awesome!
My reason for making this mermaid inspired head-piece was for two reasons 1) I’m completely and utterly obsessed with mermaids and 2) before you know it Halloween will be here and a gal has got to be prepared OH and 3) who doesn’t love a good DIY?
Once I had my idea in my head of how I wanted my headband to look making the crown didn’t take too long.
What you will need:
Ribbon – any colour of your choice. I’d probably stick with white, blues and greens.
Gems, pearls, glitter, beach glass any embellishments that are mermaidy
To begin with I wrapped the headband in ribbon gluing both ends so it wouldn’t unravel. I then had a play about with all my mermaidy pieces and decided where I wanted everything to go. I started by gluing down the starfish and then working outwards from there. I kept adding more shells and gems until I was happy with how my headband was turning out. With a Sea Queen Mermaid Crown, there is no such thing as too much, add as many gems and pearls and shells as you desire!
I picked up most of my seashells from my local beach as I am lucky enough to live close by to the sea – which I love! If you don’t have a beach close by you can find shells really cheaply on Amazon, eBay or your local craft shop. I bought my starfish from eBay and added the gems and glitter myself.
While I was making my mermaid crown I thought it would be cute to make a little starfish hair slide for taking on holiday (21 days eeeeek! I literally can not wait!). All I did was decorate the starfish with a few gems and glitter like I did on the Sea Queen Mermaid Crown and then glue gun a kirby grip to the back of the starfish and there you go, a cute little everyday mermaid hair accessory.
Remember, just keep swimming.
Lots of mermaid love,